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Tough Boston gulls don't just swallow rats whole, they also strip cars for parts

Seagull ripping a windshield wiper apart in East Boston

Cdiddy reports finding this seagull busy tearing apart one of his car's windshield wipers in East Boston today.

Earlier:
The rat-swallowing seagull of the North End.

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Nature at it's best.

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That does not look like a gull I'd want to cross.

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They parked on its space saver.

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Seagulls like rubber and rubber adhesives. They will peck at the seams in rubber roofs to eat the rubber and glue.
Please don’t ask me for sources.

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Start using some DDT again and learn 'em critters to stay in their place.

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Okay. Right.

It didn't affect rats or seagulls, just the things that compete with them or eat them.

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Next thing you know they'll be gathering at the gas stations along Morrisey Blvd. and the gas tanks along I-95!

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We need to wait to glimpse Alfred Hitchcock crossing the street and THEN we're in trouble.

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I wonder if the texture is appealing - sort of like rubbery sea life, freshly picked from a piling and dropped on a wharf to break it open?

Poor gulls - not much unfrozen trash around for them to upcycle.

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I used to attend Army Reserve weekend drills at a unit in the seaport. Our mechanics had to get a couple of those bobble head owls to keep the seagulls away, because they were ripping the wiper blades off the trucks.

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a gaggle of seagulls flying in a perfect circle above a dead rat?

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...is technically called a colony. But flock is also commonly used. Like here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpfWORQWhU

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